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Woman, 51, charged with Gainsborough murder

A 51-year-old woman has been charged with the murder of 44-year-old Jonathan Baines in Gainsborough.

Murder victim: Jonathan Baines

Pamela McLaggan, of Greystones Road, Gainsborough, will appear at Lincoln Magistrates Court tomorrow. A man, also arrested after Mr Baines was found stabbed to death at his home in Ropery Road, has been released without charge.

We would like to thank the local residents who assisted our appeal – your information was extremely valuable and has helped us to resolve this investigation quickly. This was an isolated incident and we are continuing to support the family of Jonathan.

– Detective Inspector Jim Hodgson


Police name Gainsborough murder victim

Police at murder scene in Gainsborough Credit: ITV News

Lincolnshire Police believe that the deceased man is Jonathan Baines,44, known as ‘Willy’ to his friends.

Formal identification has not yet taken place but his family have been informed and police are supporting them through this traumatic time.

The victim’s name is being released to encourage people who saw him on Sunday 31st July to come forward and contact police.

We know that Jonathan spent yesterday afternoon at the Market Rasen races and visited pubs on his return to Gainsborough.

We don’t know which premises or who he was with, so we urgently want to hear from people who either saw him or spoke to him

– Detective Inspector Jim Hodgson, from the East Midlands Special Operations Unit

Two arrested in Gainsborough murder enquiry

Lincolnshire Police have begun a murder enquiry after a man was found stabbed at a house in Gainsborough.

A man was found with a stab wound injury and has been pronounced dead at the scene. Credit: Press Association

Police were called to a house in Ropery Road, Gainsborough in the early hours of this morning.

Two people have been arrested and will be questioned about the incident.

Gainsborough St Barnabas charity shop forced to close

The Gainsborough St Barnabas charity shop on Church Street has been forced to close after a significant fall in sales over the past two years.

The Gainsborough shop will close after six years of trading Credit: St Barnabas

The store will close its doors for the final time on 31 August after six years of trading.

This difficult decision has been made because of a significant fall in sales over the past two years which has resulted in the shop being no longer financially viable for the hospice.

Like many charities, we are operating in a tough economic environment and need to ensure we have the right structures in place to meet our current financial target and also to adapt to future needs and challenges.

We will be offering full support to those staff and volunteers that are affected as we implement the closure of this shop.

We are grateful to the Gainsborough community for their support of our shop over the past six years and to our team of staff and volunteers who have dedicated their time and efforts to our hospice.

– St Barnabas, spokesperson


Man's body found in Gainsborough flat

An investigation is underway after the body of a man was found at a flat in Gainsborough.

Investigation underway after man's body found in flat Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The victim, believed to be in his 20s, was found around 6.45pm on Saturday April 16 at the property in Marshalls Rise.

Police are treating his death as unexplained.

A 27-year-old local man has been arrested in connection with the incident.

Concern for missing Steve, 57

Police are appealing for help to find a 57-year-old man who has gone missing from Gainsborough.

Missing: Steve Barrow

Steve Barrow has not been heard from by family or friends for two or three days and they are concerned for his welfare.

He is around 5ft 10in, of medium build, with brown/grey hair and a ruddy complexion. Anyone who has seen Mr Barrow or knows of his whereabout sis asked to contact police on 101.

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